Gansus Hou and Liu 1984 (bird)

Aves - Ornithothoraces

Full reference: L. Hou and Z. Liu. 1984. A new fossil bird from Lower Cretaceous of Gansu and early evolution of birds. Scientia Sinica, series B 27(12):1296-1301

Parent taxon: Ornithuromorpha according to M. Wang and D. Liu 2015

See also Cau and Arduini 2008, Hope 2002, Hou 1997, Hou and Liu 1984, Lefevre et al. 2014, Liu et al. 2014, O'Connor et al. 2014, O'Connor and Zelenkov 2013, Wang et al. 2014, Wang et al. 2014 and You et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Alamitornis, Ambiortus, Apsaravis, Archaeorhynchus, Bellulia, Changmaornis, Chaoyangia, Dingavis, Eogranivora, Gargantuavis, Hollanda, Hongshanornithidae, Iteravis, Jianchangornis, Jiuquanornis, Juehuaornis, Liaoningornis, Ornithurae, Patagopteryx, Piscivoravis, Samrukia, Schizooura, Songlingornithidae, Vorona, Yumenornis, Zhongjianornis

Subtaxa: Gansus yumenensis Gansus zheni

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Type: Gansus yumenensis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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